Bloomington, IN
Tuition (in-state)
$31,483 ($10,033)
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Reviews 2648 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: there's always something to do and bloomington transit will always get you around

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: certain issues are more difficult than others. drinking is serious if it is taken too fae

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: kirkwood has so many unique bloomington options

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: the southeast neighborhood is the most underrated dorm and i recommend it to everyone. you can make so many friends and it is always quiet for studying

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: the night owl gets you all over campus for the party scene and greek life offers a unique opportunity for students

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: housing is affordable, nice, and conveniently located near campus.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: i was given a great opportunity with financial assistance, although i realize this is not the case for most.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: the campus works hard to educate the students but most choose not to listen.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: You have a lot of room, not bad for a dorm

4 College Freshman

Computers: IU Secure sometimes is a hassle but its fine

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot of places to go when you get bored of campus dining

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The buses are really easy to understand

4 College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship

4 College Freshman

Majors: I would like to move to South Africa to be an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention

2 College Freshman

Diversity: I only interact with white kids

4 College Freshman

Academics: It's challenging but also interesting

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The closer you are to campus, the more expensive it is. The best deals, in my opinion, are slightly further from campus and downtown, but are right on a bus route so you don't have to have a car or buy a permit.

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4 College Senior

Computers: There are tons and tons of computers labs and printers on campus. There are also certain labs that are "hot spots" during breaks between classes. Find a secluded lab, like the one in the Black Cultural Center Library! Plan ahead for printing.

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4 College Senior

Academics: There is quite a bit of reading, writing, research, and group work involved in the social work program. You have to learn to work well in groups and not be the "control freak" or the "free loader". It can be really tough, but it teaches you how to be a great team player--a marketable skill most employers look for.

Faculty is wonderful. I can't rave enough about them. Talk often with the professor you click with, and you will create a wonderful mentor relationship.

5 College Senior

Academics: You can study anything you want at IU! If we don't have a program for it, you can create one!

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: If you are unsure of yourself coming in as a freshman, you can easily get swept up in the party culture.

If you know who you are, what your values are, what your limits are, and the importance of schooling you can still have fun and succeed!

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5 College Senior

Majors: I am in the Social Work program. Following my freshman year, I submitted my application with a personal statement and three letters of recommendation. The faculty in the school were so helpful in giving me tips about my application, and they really cared about me!

The key is to have a true long term goal/purpose in mind when applying. That will help show the faculty how dedicated you are!

4 College Senior

Majors: My program is fairly small, so there aren't a whole lot of resources available to us. However, the faculty is incredible about helping you navigate any barriers you are facing by supplying you with information and tools located in the community.

There is quite a bit of writing required, and very few multiple choice exams! It's perfect for me!

4 College Senior

Nightlife: There are lots of opportunities to party in Blooomington, whether you prefer house parties, bars, or greek events.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel safe almost all the time. There have been a few times through college where I have had night class and had to walk home alone at night which was kind of scary but for the most part there were always other people out too.

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IU is a well-rounded school, excelling in everything from academics to athletics. The fact that it offers something for almost everyone is the testimony given by the student body; over 40,000 kids from all over the world found IU and have made it their home for four years or more. IU’s campus is an original place in an isolated little town, and while it may be in the middle of nowhere, it doesn’t take long for most students to find something that makes it feel a little more like home.

Most of the complaints about IU involve its large size, and if you’re looking for the kind of school where everybody knows everyone else’s names, this isn’t the right place for you. However, the faculty, staff, and general population of Indiana University all work together to make an otherwise intimidating atmosphere feel a bit more accepting. There are so many opportunities here that your experience at IU is undoubtedly what you make of it. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to gain admission, you don’t have to be a long-time binge-drinker to have a great social life, and you barely even have to leave your dorm room to make friends. Ultimately, these are just a few of the many positives that make the college experience in Bloomington, Indiana the most memorable and most educational years of your life.

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